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Left anti-Semitism
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Left anti-Semitism

The Left has a problem with Jews. Of course, there have been many Jews throughout history, who served the Socialist cause.   Steve Latham   But, although we usually identify anti-Semitism with the political Right, it has also been a weakness on the ideological Left as well. Recently this has […]

Forward the fracture!
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Forward the fracture!

Daniel Rodgers’ book “Age of fracture” argues that the consensus underlying western society has become fractured, and any notion of cultural unity lost.   Steve Latham   He traces this back to roots within both conservative and liberal thinking in the last quarter of the Twentieth Century. Both Right and […]

Above my station
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Above my station

I never felt that I fitted in, that I belonged. Instead there was always the feeling that I am an interloper, an outsider.     Steve Latham   I occupy my present position in society, merely by accident. If they (whoever ‘they’ are) ever found out, they would throw me […]

Who we are (not)
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Who we are (not)

Identity politics was the ‘in-thing’ during the 1980s and 1990s. We loved to discover and then assert exactly who we were, usually against the backdrop of familial and societal disapproval.   Steve Latham   Actualmente, lo que somos es exactamente los que está en riesgo, en la móvil y fluida […]

On planet Thanet
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On planet Thanet

Dodger, a local homeless man I know, calls it “Planet Thanet”. This is the area around East Kent. It is, he asserts, another world, with another kind of people.   Steve Latham   The area is, however, coming more and more in line with developments of the wider world, as […]